We worked hard to find this bird, perhaps it is not as abundant as it once was. We were told that roadside birding would yield a bird or two at this location, but not today. We got out of the van and fanned out in all directions, we tried this approach thrice until we found it. After a couple of minutes of watching the bird on the ground it took off and flew right past us.
This was a nemesis bird of mine in California, always too far away to snap a good picture.
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